October 12, 2002
From: Felix Villares
here is a photo from Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea. I think it is an Hypselodoris but I don't know the name. The depth was 25 mtrs. on a sandy bottom, and the size was 5 cm.
firstname.lastname@example.orgVillares, F., 2002 (Oct 12) Hypselodoris picta from Equatorial Guinea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/8158
Thanks for the photo. It is indeed a species of Hypselodoris. It is Hypselodoris picta which you willl see from the Fact Sheet, and earlier messages, is quite variable in colour. The colour pattern in your animal is almost identical to that in a photo from Ghana published in Ortea et al (1996).
• Ortea, J., Valdés, A. & and García-Gómez, J.C. (1996) Revisión de las especies atlánticas de la familia Chromodorididae (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) de grupo cromático azul. [Review of the Atlantic species of the family Chromodorididae (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) of the blue chromatic group.] Avicennia, 1996, Suppl. 1: 1-165.